Peter R., colored, aged 32, single, was admitted to the National Temperance Hospital of Baltimore, September 20, 1898. His family history is unimportant, none of his ancestors, so far as can be learned, having suffered from malignant growth.
He had had the usual diseases of children. When 14 years of age, he noticed a swelling on the left side of the lower jaw; does not remember that he had received an injury on this part of the face. This gradually grew until he was 19 years of age, when it was nearly as large as a man's fist. At this time he entered the City Hospital of Baltimore and had the left part of the interior maxilla, from the symphysis, to the upper part of the ramus, removed—the operation was done by the late Prof. O. J. Coskery. I assisted in the case. Six years later he returned to the
BRANHAM JH. SARCOMA OF FACE AND TEMPORAL REGION. EXCISION HEMORRHAGE CONTROLLED BY TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE COMMON CAROTID ARTERY BY MEANS OF A COMPRESS AND LIGATURE. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(3):148–150. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610030022002e
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